Smithfield police investigate murder

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joanne

Smithfield, RI

#1 Aug 15, 2008
kenny was a very nice young man. he worked with my son and they were best friends. my son james is devastated. we will miss him dearly
alicia mekuto

Johnston, RI

#2 Aug 15, 2008
kenny was a wonderful person very respectful and well mannered ...this should have not happened to him.
Mindy

Warren, RI

#3 Aug 15, 2008
Ok if it shouldn't have happened to him than he shouldn't have been breaking into his ex girlfriends house in the middle of the night dressed in all black right? I'll tell you, if my sons father, who I am no longer with, tries to come through my window in the middle of the night, I would stab the hell out of him. This is obviously a difficult situation. I do not blame the young man who stabbed him. What in the world was Kenneth thinking? Maybe he just made a stupid mistake, but common sense tells you that you don't break into someones home in the middle of the night. Especially if it's an ex girlfriend, boyfriend, wife, or husband. That is just creepy. My heart goes out to his baby daughter and his family. My heart also goes out to this young man Aaron and his family. Sad sad situation.
Sarrey

Wethersfield, CT

#4 Aug 15, 2008
I think reporters should state the truth. Aaron isnt Kenny's ex girlfriends boyfriend. I know that for a fact. Then I think if they are going to take a report form someone they should spell there names corretly and the relationship of the person. Makes for a bad story.

On the fact he was dressed in black and trying to break into the house? He got caught and Aaron tried going after someone who was breaking into a FRIENDS house where he was. What would any man do in a house with no phone? I think its self defense at this point. I feel bad that the baby lost her father but he was local scum anyway.
Tom

Chepachet, RI

#5 Aug 15, 2008
Let's face it, Aaron is not a nice kid!!! I absolutely can believe he would be soooooooo stupid to do something like!! As a neighbor watching him grow up and was inevitable!!
Eddie

Smithfield, RI

#6 Aug 15, 2008
If it was self defence was he killed in the parking lot and not in the house and all the scumbags live in woonsocket
Aaron Dub

Smithfield, RI

#8 Aug 15, 2008
wow ive seen that kid around , he seemed like a good guy. thats crazy that this happened in smithfield.
FURIOUS

Newport, RI

#9 Aug 16, 2008
aaron is white trailor trash, his life ment nothing, he took a life that mattered, now he'll go to prison were real men are, sorry for him!!!
a friend

Smithfield, RI

#10 Aug 16, 2008
you want to talk scum look at the fool teenager that stabbed a hard working guy. what did he think he was going to look like a tough guy trying to protect this not so innocent girl. i hope he rots in prison. that's what he deserves he belongs behind bars like the rest of the animals
Another friend

Templeton, MA

#11 Aug 16, 2008
If ya'll new Kenny, then ya'll think that this isn't a true story, Kenny aint the type of person to go knocking on windows at night. he has too much respect for that stuff. Plus he was a good father, who worked hard as hell. And anybody who says otherwise is a complete a-hole and dont know what there talking about. Plus he didn't need to break into anywhere, his kid is there, he had alrights being there, there weren't no custody battles or nothing,all I'm saying is I'm glad that scumbad, a-hole, piece of Sh*t Aaron deserves what he gets and more.
Tom

Chepachet, RI

#12 Aug 16, 2008
The media is painting the victim like he was an angel with a bright light around him. Kenny was probably doing something stupid and Aaron was just stupid!!
Both have issues!!!
Eddie wrote:
All the scumbags live in woonsocket
From reading some of the quotes on here, some live in Smithfield.
Amber

AOL

#14 Aug 16, 2008
I MOST DEFINATELY DISAGREE with the losers from Providence and the slummiest city in RI, Woonsocket. AND YOU MOST DEFINTELY DO NOT HAVE TO LIVE THERE TO KNOW THAT!! All you have to do is just go there for 5 minutes and you'll know how gross and uncuth the people are. If Aaron killed him in the house then it would be self defense, but he went outside and killed him in the parkinglot instead of calling the police. I DO defintely admit that Kenny was no angel and that he was completely screwed up for what he did, but that was just avoidable murder in that situation and anyone that supports a Aaron, I'd watch out for as well.
Smfld mom of a teenager

Greenville, RI

#15 Aug 16, 2008
Afer reading these comments I ask why so violent,vulgar & negative things being said when a young man has lost his life? Regardless of all these comments towards both young men may they be true or not? A young man is dead an this should not have happen. Remember there are two family's that are going to suffer from this terrible situation. My thoughts and prayers go out to kenny's family... And i also have sympathy for Aarons family cause i'm sure they wish thier son wasnt involed in this terrible sitution.
some one

AOL

#16 Aug 16, 2008
ok so kenny was no angel i will agree with that, but show me a man that is...kenny was a good friend, hard worker, wonderful father and a real man..so what if its true that he drank and smoked weed? do you drink? and hell our past president smoked weed, so inhale that..at a time like this everyone seems to have something to say, either you loved him, hated him, were best friends or just didn`t know him, in reality are you even speaking the truth? its a murder and his family now has to bury him and never be able to tell him they love him again, and his daughter will never be able to tell her daddy she loves him again..all over some little punk who was trying to prove something, sorry this did not make mernard a tough guy nor liked any more then he was before..this is not a case of self defense for the simple fact he brought it to the parking lot away from the house..i hope he enjoys his stay in the A.C.I...lol..oh he will i`m sure
Observer

Providence, RI

#17 Aug 16, 2008
All the recent articles made Kenny look like a good guy - maybe as a friend but not as a partner. There was a dark side to Kenny. One that only his girlfriends saw. He was an abusive person. What goes around comes around. What prevented him from knocking on the door if he wanted to see or speak to his baby? Nothing. He was breaking in with bad intentions in mind.
oh please

Smithfield, RI

#18 Aug 16, 2008
how do you know that he was abusive please let me tell you something he was a great guy and a wonerful father even when he and nikki werent together he still took care of her.maybe if someone not to mention names but i will alex minded her own buisness this would have never happened psyhco much
Vanessa

Pawtucket, RI

#19 Aug 16, 2008
You all got to be fucking kidding me! Dressing in black? Out at 1 am? Oh yea he MUST be trying to break into that apartment....

Guess what? That apartment WAS kennys! He paid for it, its in his name! He wasnt breaking in! Get your fricken facts straight!

Kenny WAS the victim! HELLO his ex girlfriend that witnessed the whole thing didnt even come forward and tell the police about aaron at first! Dosent that sound sketchy?!?!?!
Ted

Chepachet, RI

#20 Aug 16, 2008
Smfld mom of a teenager wrote:
And i also have sympathy for Aarons family cause i'm sure they wish thier son wasnt involed in this terrible sitution.
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree!!!
Nonya

Tiverton, RI

#21 Aug 16, 2008
I've known Aaron for a long time. He wasn't the absolute best kid but def was far from the worst. He was awoken in the middle of the night was told some one was trying to break in. Imagine how you would feel. He did grab a knife an went outside to confront him(he didn't know if the culprit had a gun or not) a fight broke out and kenny was killed. I feel horrible for Kenny's family and little girl, but strongly don't think Aaron should go to jail for life because of this. maybe do a little bit of time since he did kill someone but he was awoken in the middle of the night, with the information that someone was breaking in.

What would you do? And, how would you feel if it was you?!
justme

Smithfield, RI

#22 Aug 16, 2008
What would you do? And, how would you feel if it was you?! >>>>>>> >>>>

I would have called 911 before going outside. If this happened in the home I could see self defence but it was taking outside in the parking lot. He should go to Jail for life, he took a mans life and didnt call for help and I think tried to hide the weapon in the woods??

I'm not surprised something like this happened over there either......that area of smithfield used to be so much better..

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